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General Plan Update Program - Zoning Consistency

Zoning Consistency Program – Effective November 5, 2015

The General Plan Update Zoning Consistency Program includes amendments to Title 22 (Zoning Code) and rezoning of properties.

Amendments to Title 22 (Zoning Code): View and download the full Ordinance No. 2015-0042

New Zones

The new zones are High Density Multiple Residence Zone (R-5), Mixed Use Development Zone (MXD), Major Commercial Zone (C-MJ), and Industrial Preservation Combining Zone (( )-IP). Only two of the new zones – Zone MXD and Zone ( )-IP – are mapped as part of the General Plan Update. Zone R-5 and Zone C-MJ have been added to Title 22, but are not mapped at this time; these new zones may be mapped during the area planning process if it is deemed appropriate.

Modifications to the Industrial Zones

Most changes are technical changes for clarification and consistency purposes. The only new policy introduced is the Floor Area Ratio (FAR), which is 1.0 in all M zones.

Zone Nomenclature Revisions

  • In order to introduce Zone R-5 as “High Density Multiple Residence Zone,” Zone R-3 is renamed “Limited Density Multiple Residence Zone” and Zone R-4 is renamed “Medium Density Multiple Residence Zone.”
  • In order to introduce Zone C-MJ as “Major Commercial Zone,” Zone C-3 is renamed “General Commercial Zone.”

Elimination of Zones and Districts

  • Unlimited Manufacturing Zone (M-4) and Arts and Crafts Zone (A-C) have been removed from Title 22 as both zones are not mapped.
  • The Blue Line and Green Line Transit Oriented District Ordinance has been removed from Title 22. Zone MXD is mapped on certain parcels around a few TODs, and all other zones within all TODs covered by that ordinance will revert back to the general development standards of the base zones. As a replacement, future tools, such as TOD Specific Plans, will be developed for each TOD.

Hillside Management Area (HMA) Ordinance

Applicability of the New Title 22 Regulations to Pending Applications

Regulations are added in Chapter 22.16 (Section 22.246.020 as of 2/28/19) concerning development applications pending on the effective date of the new General Plan and the associated Zoning Consistency Program. Certain pending applications and modifications to approved permits may be processed subject to the applicable zoning and regulations prior to the effective date of the new General Plan and the associated Zoning Consistency Program.

Rezoning of Properties

Zoning on certain parcels are changed in order to be consistent with the new land use policy maps. Click the zone change maps below to view the zone changes by communities:

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